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Massimiliano Papis

Max Papis, 1996. Copyright Brian Brown, 2010. Used with permission.

Max Papis, 1996. Copyright Brian Brown, 2010. Used with permission.

Max Papis, Indianapolis 500, 2011. Copyright Michael Portaro (www.mp2photography.com), 2012. Used with Permission.

Max Papis, Indianapolis 500, 2011. Copyright Michael Portaro (www.mp2photography.com), 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

03 Oct 1969
Como

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

7 (1995)

F3000 starts:

17 (1993-1994)

Indy 500s:

2 (2002-2008)

Long-time based in the US, Max has been in CART, ALMS, Grand-Am, NASCAR's Nationwide Series, trucks and even the Whelen Euroseries, and latterly, the United Sportscar Championship. He also managed to fit in Auto GP and V8 Supercar appearances during this time. Papis, who is married to Emerson Fittipaldi's daughter Tatiana, got into Formula 1 after a brief spell as test-driver for Lotus and decent F3000 performances, but his career was destined for America very shortly after his time at Footwork Arrows. Max now runs a steering wheel company that is specifically geared towards NASCAR teams and cars and in 2016, became one of Indycar's full time racing stewards. Max has not retired as a driver yet, but his focus is now in a different direction.

Biography last updated 2 May 2016